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State Supreme Court defers suspension for Baton Rouge attorney

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston is on probation following a March 26 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over how she paid a medical debt in her father's personal injury case in 2014.

Permanent disbarment backed for New Orleans attorney who allegedly converted Deepwater Horizon funds

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Akello Patrice Dangerfield faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting $128,000 in Deepwater Horizon settlement funds.

Suspension recommended for suspended Mandeville attorney following alleged trust account overdraft

By Karen Kidd | Mar 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel, indefinitely suspended earlier this month, faces possible further suspension following a March 22 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

State Supreme court disbars by default Lee's Summit attorney acquitted of double homicide

By Karen Kidd | Mar 22, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — Lee's Summit attorney Susan E. Van Note, acquitted more than two years ago in the 2010 double homicide of her father and his longtime girlfriend, has been disbarred by default following a March 22 Missouri Supreme Court order.

State Supreme Court places Mandeville attorney on interim suspension for 'threat or harm'

By Karen Kidd | Mar 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel has been indefinitely suspended following a March 8 Louisiana Supreme Court order for "threat of harm."

Metairie attorney accused of misappropriating funds agrees to indefinite suspension

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Metairie attorney Scott W. McQuaig, who was sued more than three years ago by a former client who claimed he misappropriating funds, has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a March 6 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Baton Rouge attorney receives second suspension recommendation in less than five months

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney and former judge Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr. faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued March 15 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in delayed a client's pending criminal matter.

Baton Rouge attorney recommended for reinstatement after second domestic violence conviction

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Stephen J. Holliday, suspended by the state bar following a domestic abuse conviction, may be conditionally reinstated following a recommendation issued by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended, Monroe attorney placed on probation in separate Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in January has been placed on a year's suspension while a Monroe attorney has been placed on probation following separate Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings held March 6.

Suspended Metairie attorney faces additional suspension over multiple charges

By Karen Kidd | Mar 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Suspended Metairie attorney Arthur L. Harris Sr. faces additional suspension following a recommendation issued March 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over consolidated formal charges against him.

New Orleans attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to overbilling his law firm

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Sean C. Brazil has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding for allegedly overbilling his former law firm.

Supreme Court indefinitely suspends New Orleans attorney over alleged cocaine possession

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney William Christopher Beary has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney order and recommendation handed down almost a year ago regarding alleged cocaine possession.

Miami attorney receives largely deferred suspension, probation over trust account issues

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Miami attorney Oscar Augusto Araujo has received a largely deferred suspension following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations involving his client trust account.

Reinstatement recommended for Baton Rouge attorney following gambling addiction treatment

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Julie Ann Fusilier, suspended more than two years ago after allegedly breaking into her ex-husband's house, could be reinstated following a Feb. 25 recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

LADB recommends suspension for formerly married attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Feb 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The indefinite suspensions of a once-married New Iberia legal team could become more definite following a recommendation issued Feb. 22 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

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